It's in season 8 episode 3 of How I Met Your Mother at 8:22min. I found it on youtube too.

"Barney!!!" "Icksnay on the ealray amenay!" "Mr and Mrs Erikson?" "Youuu son of a... itchbay!"

The itch-Bay was easy. And to me the previos is: Nicks on the real name! But what does that mean? A referrence to the NY nicks? I don't get it.

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It's not "icksnay". It's "ixney", which is "nix", as in stop talking about it. He's telling them not to mention his real name in front of the woman he's trying to fool.

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    hank-tay you! It haunted me for days...
    – jim810
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 0:16
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    You're welcome. And on a side note, the appropriate pig latin for "thank" is "ankthay". :D It goes to the first vowel.
    – PiousVenom
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 1:55
  • Zazu also uses " ixnay on the oopid-stay" in The Lion King. Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 15:27

He's using Pig Latin and the specific word he's saying is 'ixnay' which means 'no'.

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    Nix means to veto or reject. Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 22:35

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